Mr Charles Ruddock

Principal Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist

B.A., Grad Dip(Psych), M.Psych(Coun)

Clinics: St Albans, Bundoora, Dandenong

Has spent 12 years working as a psychologist in hospital and private practice settings.  This has included assessing and treating patients, managing and supervising multi-disciplinary teams, developing and delivering training and providing consultancy services.   Has strong clinical skills in a range of areas with a particular interest in: chronic pain conditions, stress conditions, workplace injuries (physical and stress related), returning to work after a workplace injury (physical or stress related).

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Tyson Sharpe



Clinic: St Albans, Hoppers Crossing, Geelong

Tyson graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from James Cook University in 2009.  He has worked as a psychologist in both psychiatric (inpatient and outpatient) and forensic (community and prison) settings.  Tyson’s clinical abilities include performing comprehensive psychological assessment, consultancy, risk management and the treatment of a wide range of mental health difficulties.



Derek Poupard


Clinics: Bundoora

Derek Poupard is a registered psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of settings. He works with clients often following injuries on TAC and Work Cover, as well as those experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and pain management issues.

Derek's areas of expertise include: Pain management, PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, workplace issues and life skills.


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Garth Bennett


B.PsySc.(Hons), MPsych (Counselling), MAPS

Clinic: Boronia, Bundoora, St Albans

Garth is a Registered Psychologist. He holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours and a Masters of Counselling Psychology. 



Having worked in universities, pain rehabilitation, and crisis support, Garth is experienced in providing psychological treatment and counselling support to a diverse range of clients for chronic pain conditions, depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment to life changes, and returning to work/study. Garth enjoys working collaboratively with clients to reduce distress, increase resilience, work toward valued goals, and improve overall life satisfaction.

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Joon Choi

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, PgDipClPs

Clinics: St Albans, Boronia, Dandenong

Joon completed his Clinical Psychology training in New Zealand and has wide-ranging experience working in Health, Forensic, and Community settings across a number of different population groups.  This has involved clinical roles in assessment and therapy, both as a lead clinician and as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team.  Joon has a strong adherence to evidence-based practice in psychological assessment and treatment, based on a firm grounding in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  Joon prioritises client engagement with strong interpersonal skills, guided by an underlying commitment to responsive and empathic practice.


Stephen Rendall


BPsych., BExSci, Grad Dip (Psych), MAppPsych ,MAPS, COSEP, MIACN(Cert).

Clinic: Geelong

Stephen has been working as a registered psychologist in both private practice
and also with the Maribyrnong Sports Academy for the past six years. Stephen’s
private practice is located within two physiotherapy clinics and has worked with
many clients on areas such as injury recovery, pain management, stress
management, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and post traumatic
stress disorder.

Stephen incorporates a range of approaches including Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive
Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Neuropsychotherapy. Stephen is also a
certified Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner accredited with the
International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy (IACN) and enjoys
integrating a brain-based approach in consultations. Stephen has a special
interest in sport and exercise psychology.


Hema Navaratnam

BPsych, MPsych (Couns), MAPS

Clinic: Hoppers Crossing

Hema is a Registered Psychologist and has worked in various health care settings including hospital, research and private practice. Having worked in a variety of areas including cardiac, respiratory, oncology and neurology, she has now developed an interest in chronic pain. Hema has clinical skills in assessing, managing and treating a wide range of mental health problems combined with a strong patient centered approach.